I title this post with some melancholy because Thanksgiving weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year. It's usually so relaxing and fairly low key before the crazies start. Crazy kids waiting for Christmas, holiday functions, trying to get all the pre-holiday chores done, short days... I was thinking how much I am looking forward to this time of year when I retire in a few years.Then I should have a little more time and maybe I can extend my long weekend relaxed mode a bit longer.
Of course it's good to have something to look forward to.
So I am writing this on generator power as our power is gone from a tree that has been blown down. It's cold and windy today.
I wanted to share one more tag over at Tag Tuesday before the current music theme disappears. And I also wanted to join in over at Moo Mania with their latest stencil theme before that one wraps up also.
Earlier today we went to the Christmas tree farm near us to cut our holiday tree. We're not putting it up quite yet, but figured we would have it when our daughter next comes home since she wants to help decorate. I think it was also good to go early since the next couple of weekends it will be crowded. I like visiting the farm even though with the wind today it was a chilly hunt for the right tree.
We had to walk to the far back of the farm to find a tree. I think it's going to take these trees a few more years before they can be cut.
I love walking through the old fields. I think I would love to live on a farm. I don't think I'd want to actively be a farmer though. But I would love to turn an old barn into an art studio and have beautiful fields to view while I create.
It's good to dream.
In the far back the trees were a little more to size.
And we found a good one. We had to drag it back out once we cut it, which is a haul. I feel empowered though because I managed to pull it about a 1/3 of the walk, and I could have gone further. Walking those dogs has helped me build up some upper body strength I guess. :)
The tree then went through the tree wrapped that puts string around it so it's easier to move.
And look at this solar panel the farm put up since last year. It's nice to see it.
That's all for me today. I want to go finish my latest book listen "Mr. Dicken and His Carol" by Samantha Silva. It's a light and clever story about how Charles Dicken was inspired to write his most famous book (A Christmas Carol). Last week I finished a highly recommended book about a teenage boy in Italy during World War Two, "Under the Scarlet Sky". That book was one I didn't want to put down, and knowing it was a true story made it even more intense. I must say it is one of those books I keep thinking about, even now.
Enjoy whatever is left of your weekend and happy new week!